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Re: [css-colors] Specify the System Colors colors

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:18:24 -0700
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDAYy7LTx8tp9iqNJjgZBdyB2k6W4gU6rMR72pzz_CNZCA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 3:54 AM, Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org> wrote:
> Le 30/08/2013 11:35, Simon Pieters a écrit :
>
>> [[
>> User agents must support these keywords, but should map them to "default"
>> values, not based on the user's OS settings (for example, mapping all the
>> "background" colors to white and "foreground" colors to black).
>> ]]
>> -- http://tabatkins.github.io/specs/css-color/Overview.html#system-colors
>>
>> Using just black and white seems unnecessarily boring. It's also not so
>> clear which ones are backgrounds and which are foregrounds.
>>
>> I think if we are to specify a fixed set of colors that these map to, we
>> might as well be close to what browsers already have, so that sites that
>> use them don't become uglier than necessary or get unreadable text.
>>
>> I requested screenshots from different OSes here
>>
>>
>> http://www.browserstack.com/screenshots/67610195dac7cc4cb12206dd2589f08b3d0a7c02
>>
>> and gathered the results in a spreadsheet
>>
>>
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2013Aug/att-0026/system-colors.csv
>>
>> What I found interesting was that Android and iOS use the exact same
>> mapping for CSS system colors. I think that makes that set a reasonable
>> candidate to require in the spec.
>
>
> Same data, presented visually:
>
> http://result.dabblet.com/gist/6388652/999672ad095de649cbffea3abe4cc76ae114f767

Yeah, I'm fine with specifying the Android/iOS colors.

~TJ
Received on Friday, 30 August 2013 14:19:14 UTC

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